Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the next entry in Ubisoft’s stab happy series, will climb over current generation consoles. The sequel – which was announced last week – will be exclusive to systems such as the PlayStation 4, meaning that those who haven’t upgraded yet will miss out on the romp during the French Revolution. Don’t despair, though, as the publisher has promised to keep pumping the PlayStation 3 with poison darts packed with content.
“We will have games for the PS3 for this year and probably the years after,” said Lionel Raynaud, the company’s vice-president of creative. “We want to be able to provide games to people who are playing on these consoles. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the first Assassin’s Creed game of this new generation, but I wouldn’t say that it was a cross-generation game, as it has features that could only be for this generation.”
Rumour has it that the firm is actually working on a second Assassin’s Creed game for current-gen consoles, which is currently codenamed ‘Comet’. This will purportedly repurpose the naval combat from last year’s historical outing, and will be set in New York during the 18th century. However, many of the outfit’s other titles are cross-platform – but isn’t designing games with ancient hardware in mind holding them back?
“It’s a choice – even when you do a game that has old-gen and new-gen versions, we decide which one is the lead,” Raynaud explained. “So if you decide that the new-gen is the lead for all of your games, then you have no restrictions at all – you’re just saying that the other generation will maybe not be able to have everything, but will still be a better game than we’re used to having on this generation.” Would you prefer Ubisoft focused on the PS4 at this point in time? Argue in the comments section below.